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    October 3, 2012
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they have taken shots at each other for months. now mitt romney and president obama will finally meet face to face in the first presidential debate. good morning, everybody. >> welcome to new 4/today for this wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. this is a live look at the capitol dome this morning at 5:00 a.m. can you see it, though? do you you see anything out there? the fog is out there. we are talking dense fog. low visibility. >> that fog which settled in overnight made for a long trip home for joe biden. his plane had to be diverted to dulles because of low visibility andrews air force base. this was the second time weather impacted his travel. the plane also had to abort its first attempt at landing in charlotte, north carolina because of a thunderstorm. despite the delays, the vice president has always kept his sense of humor.
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>> good luck getting home. >> delays in north carolina did cause biden to be an hour late to a campaign rally. he was talking to members of the media. i guess his cars weren't beg enough for all those reporters. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. can't see anything out there. >> yes, but visibility is great in here. but when you head out the door, there will be reduced visibility. reagan national, a third of a mile there. and west and north of washington, generally visibility airport reports, generally half a mile or a little bit better than that north and weather of us. south and east, no real fog to deal with. but watch out for the patchy dense fog, it will be with us for the next several hours. and it's a mild and humid morning. a little patchy drizzle around. we're in the low to mid-60s.
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near 70 in washington. much of southern maryland, right near the bay, mid southwest. shenandoah valley and out into the mountain, many locations there with that dense fog just in the low 60s now. and hour by hour today, we'll still be dealing with this fog by 6:00 a.m. in the upper 60s and then by noon, a little sun breaking out for your lunch hour. climbing to the upper 70s to near 80. sun rise at 7:06 and by midafternoon, the mid-80s. feeling like august in october. and then by late afternoon back down to the low 80s and partly cloudy, warm and humid afternoon coming up. we'll have a look at another hometown forecast in ten minutes. a look at your first 4 traffic. and checking the roadways for accidents, not seeing accidents, but i am still seeing fog like tom said. so if you're traveling along 50 in maryland, i'll give you a live looks, you can see a little foggy in this area, but as far as accidents or delays, nice and clear. really between annapolis to the beltway on 50, no issues to
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report. also checking the beltway in prince georges county, again, no accidents and it looks like construction is clear, as well. travel lanes are open. this is the outer loop and inner loop as you make your way past 201. volume still very light at this time, but still give yourself extra time because you may encounter some fog. now let's head over to angie by the live desk with breaking news. at least 27 people are dead after a string of explosions rock syria's biggest city. pictures of total destruction on the ground, collapsed buildings, huge craters left in the road. the blast happened in the main square in allepallepo. they believed blasts were caused by car bombs. violence between rebels and assad continues to rise. angie goff, news 4. this could be one of the
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most crucial days of the election. president obama and mitt romney will face off tonight in their first presidential debate. it will take place at this hockey arena in denver. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. the president has been preparing in nevada. he visited the hoover dam. both campaigns now how crucial tonight's debate is. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama and there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his past words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has done. and i don't think there's anything to worry about. >> president obama and mitt romney will face off in two more debates, the next one is a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky. president obama may be ahead in the polls in mean swing states, but nationally, the race for president remains extremely
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tight. the president leads mitt romney by 3% among likely voters. the poll's margin of error is 3.1%. so that puts the race in a virtual tie. the president led his republican rival by five percentage points two weeks ago. he has a much wider lead in you consider registered voters. president obama leads romney by 7% in that category. mitt romney's campaign hoping to get a boost from comments vice president joe biden made yesterday. biden warned supporters in north carolina that romney and his running mate paul ryan would raise taxes on the middle class. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear rayed by regulations, by taxes, by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures.
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>> vice president biden later tried to clarify his comments by saying the middle class was b e buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. you came watch the debate right here on nbc 4. live team coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. and that brings us to our poll question this morning. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. this morning police are investigating a deadly stabbing. investigators say the man was stabbed afternoround 8:00 at 30 street and naylor road. the victim died. police shut down part of naylor road for a few hours to search for clues. investigators say they're looking for multiple suspects. police have not released a motive. and parents in fairfax county are on alert after a man followed a high school student home from school. the incident happened monday night around 8:00. police say the teenaged girl left west springfield high school by car. at the intersection of old keen mill road and bouer drive, she noticed she was being followed
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by a man she did not know. he tried to approach her. she was able to get inside before he reached her. police are searching for that man. council will discuss lowering red light traffic charges. a lot of drivers complain the program is simply there to raise money, not encourage safer driving 37 jack he ha driving. jack evans is proposing a bill to let uber operate in the district without having it fairs regulated by the taxicab commission. the service featureses an app on your smart phone for ordering a car to pick you up. tax city drivers complain uber is taking business away from them. uber's owner claims some d.c. council members want too much regulation which would shut the service down. the taxi commission is also reviewing uber's operation, but it could be months before there are any changes.
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5:07. a discovery that could unlock mysteries surrounding the mona lisa. >> also ahead, how a news anchor is responding to one view are's harsh criticism of her weight. and the surprise one hockey player got while trying to celebrate his goal. heavy fog for a lot
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moments after he scored, the player jumped on the boards and crashed through the protective glass and into the opposing team's benches. you can see the player just jumps up and walks it off. titans went on to win 4-1. that's hockey tough. >> what kind of celebration is that, though? >> sometimes they do that. have you not seen that, kind of jump up and -- >> into the glass. >> but usually the glass doesn't break. >> now you know. 5:11 our time. a lot of folks dealing with fog. denser in some places thanes it is in others of course. >> yeah, allow extra time. patchy drizzle around, as well. hometown forecast, todsoaring i
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the upper 70s. here is your hour by hour forecast. by noontime, near 80. hitting the mid-80s by midafternoon. then late afternoon, back town to near 80 degrees and partly sunny, warm and humid throughout the afternoon. big changes on the way for the rest of the week. details in ten weeks. checking out the area, if you're traveling along 295 making your way northbound from ogsen hill heading toward the 11th street bridge, both directions along bw parkway, nice and clear. 395, we'll take a live look as you make your way past duke. seeing fog in the area. patchy because some parts foggy, other parts bad. clear to the 14th street bridge. are you already trying to ward off a winter cold? why vitamin d may not be the answer you're looking for. also ahead, how the baseball
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not taking criticism likely. a news
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a news anchor decides to fire back against a critical e-mail. jennifer livingston is a morning anchor in wisconsin. a viewer complained about her weight and saying she's not a good role model for girls. as the mother of three daughters, livingston decided to respond. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really anchors me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. >> livingston called the viewer a bully and says children learn that behavior from adults. thousands of people have written her messages in support online. we posted her entire message on the news 4 today facebook page.
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italian scientists are searching for the remains of the woman who may have been the model for one of the most famous paintings in the world. experts believe the wife of a rich florentine merchant may have been the model for the portrait of mona lisa. she was buried in a con vent and scientists have been working there since april to find her skull. if they can find it, they can reconstruct her face and compare it to the painting. a big dig for jimmy hoffa's remains turned out to be a big bust. the soil sample did not contain human remains. a man dying of cancer told police he saw men burying a body there the nice hoffa disappeared. the former teamsters boss was last seen about 30 miles away from that area. police in that town had said they didn't expect to find his remains. american airlines says they know what caused some scary moments on board several flights over the past week as seats came
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loose in midair. entire rows came loose during three flights twice on the same plane. that forced the carrier to ground 47 planes yesterday for inspections during which they found four more planes with the same issue. american says the problem started after seats were moved around on some planes. and the clamp that attaches the seats to the floor was not properly installed afterwards. >> it didn't get properly locked back down. mechanical failure, human error, we're trying to determine the problem and where was it introduced. >> sources tell nbc news that the seats were originally installed by contractors and then rechecked by american maintenance workers. the investigation continues in to what caused a deadly collision between two boats in hong kong earlier this week. monday a ferry collided with another boat taking people to see a fireworks show. 38 people died and more than 100 others were injured. officials with the ferry company say it vessel recently passed inspect and they're anxious to talk to the captain who is still in the hospital and unable to
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speak. seven crew members from both boats have been arrested. a key witness in the jerry sandusky sex abuse trial is filing a whistle blower lawsuit against penn state. mike mcqueary testified that he saw sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the team locker room. now he is seeking millions of dollars in damages because he says he was defamed and misrepresented by the university. according to the suit, mcqueary was the only coach not invited to interview under the new football coach bill o'brien and he says he is the only former penn state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. pope benedict's former butler admits to stealing documents and leaking them to a journalist. he took the stand yesterday in his own defense. he took responsibility for stealing the documents and insisted he had no other accomplices, but he still denies that he's guilty of the aggravated theft charges against him. he told the court that he is only guilty of betraying the pope's trust.
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he faces four years in prison if he's convicted. one person seriously hurt after several explosions at a british columbia trucking company. a building and several tractor trailers were engulfed in flames in the fire. smoke was visible for miles. several neighbors businesses were evacuated and two lanes of a nearby bridge had to be closed. the cause of the explosions is still under investigation. a base jumper is lucky to be alive this morning after his parachute got snagged on the side of a cliff. 26-year-old adam gardner got stuck about halfway down the 400-foot cliff in provo canyon in utah. rescuers had to be lowered down and clip him to a rope without knocking his parachute loose. after about four hours, he was lowered to safety. in news for your health, vitamin d might not come as much to keep colds away as initially thought. researchers in new zealand
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studied patients getting high doses for two years. they also followed patients getting a placebo. they found no difference in the number of colds and upper respiratory infections. the study is published in this month's journal of the american medical association. research confirms that tanning beds are bad news. a new study found tanning beds are responsible for more than 170,000 cases of skin cancer every year. researchers say people who begin tanning before the age of 25 are at the highest risk especially for nonmelanoma skin cancers. previous studies had already linked tanning beds to malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. today is national walk to school day. the event is designed to promote health and well being of families. >> i'm going to say take the bus to school, maybe do a couple lapses around the classroom, because it's foggy. >> right, take precaution when
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you're out there. even when you're driving, low visibility. >> watch out for the kids. >> here's tom. >> we have the patchy thick fog around the region. these are the area airport reports before and it's a third of a mile at reagan national, animal police, bwi. gaithersburg at a half a mile and fairfax and air elsewhere, visibility, shenandoah valley, generally about a mile or so.ir visibility, shenandoah valley, generally about a mile or so.r visibility, shenandoah valley, generally about a mile or so. e visibility, shenandoah valley, generally about a mile or so.el visibility, shenandoah valley, generally about a mile or so. temperatures are on the mild side, but we have the thick humidity, a little patchy izzle around, too. and as a result, the pavement is still wet from some of the overnight showers and temperatures in the 60s. and montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince georges near 70 and so is the district. near the bay mid-70s. farther west where the autumn
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color is near peak, it's in the low 60s there as well as the shenandoah valley. now here is the storm team 4 four day forecast. morning fog did dissipating by 9:00, 10:00, and then sun breaking out after that. it will feel like august in october. afternoon highs reaching the mid-80s. it will be humid. a steamy afternoon. and then overnight tonight, still rather humid, might have a little fog tomorrow morning and then turning less humid on thursday. highs reaching near 80 and quite a bit of sunshine. low humidity on friday, beautiful day, high near 80. increasing clouds saturday into the 70s during the afternoon. might get a shower or two on sunday morning. and then drying out sunday afternoon. a chilly start the first part of next week. i'm back in ten minutes. now a look at traffic. well, we'll start with a look at the rails. if you're traveling along the marc, moderate delay. others are on or close to
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schedule. roadways traveling along i-95, we'll check it out, north and southbound prince william parkway, getting busy as you head northbound. as far as volume, not a lot. you are seeing it increase, you're clear northbound. traveling at posted speeds, but you may encounter shall fog, so give yourself extra time this morning. aaron, over to you. the washington redskins are throwing their support behind a proposal for a new casino at national harbor. team ownership endorsing question 7 saying the project would mean new jobs and hormone for schools. the team plays at fedex field which is in prince georges county. question 7 is one of the most hotly debated topics this election season. yesterday clergy and community activists rallied against expanded gambling outside the prince georges county administration building. the nationals final game of the regular season could be one of the team's most important. a win gives the nl east champion
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nats the best record in the national league and clinches home field advantage throughout the playoffs. >> and a bouncer to short. the nats win their 97th game of the year. >> so awesome. the nationals got back on track with a 4-2 win last night. adam laroche hit a home run. so fans at today's game could see history. there are rumors swirling around that
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it isn't on which that the highlight of a baseball player's career is a strikeout. but adam greenburg isn't like any other player. >> 0-2 pitch. swing and a miss and he strikes out. but you know what, he made it back. the crowd comes to his feet again. >> greenberg struck out while pinch hitting in last night's marlins/mets game. it was his first at bat since his major league debut in 2005. he was hit in the head on the first pitch he ever saw. the injury appeared to end his career just as it was starting. greenberg, though, never gave up his dream and the marlins eventually offered him a one day contract. >> i cooperate be more happy that this is how it turned out. i don't care what's gone on on the last seven years.
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it's all worth it for this moment. >> greenberg was facing the marlins seven years ago he when he was hit by that pitch. >> hopefully we'll see him again sometime. 5:27 is your time now. 68 degrees. coming up, the political spotlight shining on colorado this morning as voters a wait the first presidential debate. plus the controversial proposal that could cost you money about you lose power in a storm. slow going on your way to work as heavy fog blankets the d.c. area.
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looking at the stories making headlines, president obama and mitt romney are making final preparations ahead of tonight's first presidential debate. drivers in the district could soon see a little relief if you're caught by one of the many speed cameras. and a controversial proposal that could have you paying up even if your power is out. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning, but first good morning to you you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to news 4 today. you take a look at your screen and you see nothing. that is because it's foggy enough outside that our cameras aren't really showing a whole
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lot if you take a look at some of the high up cameras out there. >> yeah, they're actually up where the fog is thicker. there's a big difference between the surface and about 100 feet up. at the surs fast, t facsurface, aren't too bad. high rise, you won't see anything. these are the latest visibilities. we'll call it fog-tober 3. about a third of a mile at reagan national, so not too bad at the surface. and in montgomery, arlington, fairfax and prince georges county, most visibilitieses are about a half a mile. so not too bad. and the visibilities are much better southern maryland, around the bay and eastern shore. farther west and north, a few areas down to a third of a mile. some of the areas in central shenandoah valley. but the pfog is patchy. so you can be visibility, and then, boom, you
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hit a wall of fog. so watch out. a mild and humid start. pavement still wet from overnight showers. by 7:00 a.m., still that fog around. and in the 60s to near 70. and then by noon, sun breaking out and feeling like august in october. by midafternoon, the mid-80s. warm and humid and partly sunny. i'm back in ten minutes. now a look at traffic. first 4 traffic report, let's talk about a disabled vehicle. inner loop of the beltway at 50. still seeing a report of a disabled vehicle in that area, but your travel lanes look open. checking cameras, let's head up to i-270, starting to hit the breaks southbound slow from 85 as you get closer to 109. still unsder speed. here's a live look as you pass 109, heavy on the breaks in this area. and as tom mentioned, you might be riding around and then here is fog in german town. but as far as delays southbound, not bad.
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president obama and mitt romney getting final preparations in before tonight's debate. the candidates will square off in denver. this is the hockey a radio nae on the university of denver campus. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. the president has been prepping in nevada and took time off yesterday to visit the hoover dam. both campaigns know just how crucial tonight's debate is especially in battleground states like virginia. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama and there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his past words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has done. and i don't think there's anything to worry about. >> the two of them were volunteers for each of the
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campaigns in virginia. president obama and mitt romney will face off in two debates after tonight's. the next one is a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky. you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. we will have local reaction right after on news 4 at 11:00. president obama appears to have just received a boost in the battleground state of pennsylvania. a judge ruled that voters there won't have to show photo i.d. to cast ballots next month. the decision strikes down pennsylvania's new voter i.d. law. democrats say the law disenfranchises voters who don't have photo i.d. republicans say the law is necessary to crack down on voter fraud. intel against centers that started after 9/11 and touted as a center piece of counterterrorism are being blasted by a senate panel this morning. the so-called fusion centers were meant to help local, state and federal officials fight terrorism, but the report says the 77 centers have become pools of wasteful spending and
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irrelevant and useful intelligence. the report also cites potential spying on american muslims that may have broken privacy laws. the department of homeland security says the report is out of date and misleading and that the centers have been used to thwart terrorist attacks. today martin o'malley will introduce a plan that would allow utilities to add a surcharge to raise money for reliability improvement. o'malley says the plan allows power companies to add a dollar or two to monthly electric bills to pay for maintenance upgrades. in exchange, utilities would have to meet stricter reliability standards and have a harder time raising rates in the future. o'malley says the plan would accelerate much needed work that could keep the power on. opponents say it is rewarding you it tilts for not paying for the maintenance themselves. michael brown's opponent this year in the election is raising profits about a nonprofit group the council member once ran. the independent candidate wants the irs to audit the ronald h.
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brown foundation. the organization is named for brown's father, a former commerce secretary and dnc chairman who died in a plane crash. it lost its tax exempt stat fuss 2010 because it hadn't filed tax returns for the previous three years. michael brown says he hadn't dealt with the foundation since 2008. it has been ten years since the men known as the beltway snipers terrorized our region. john alan know ham mid and lee malvo killed ten people, among them son any buchanan who was mowing the lawn. his sister has raised more $100,000 to award scholarships to help students go to college. >> we have to hope for change. and, you know, sometimes it's all in our attitude. >> mohammed was executed in 2009. malvo is now 27 years old and serving multiple life sentences
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without the possibility of parole. the family of a government contractor jailed in cuba is making another plea to have the maryland than released. family members now fear alan gross has cancer. an american radiologist says he looked at ct and ultrasound scans cuban doctors performed on a mass behind his shoulder. they diagnosed it as a hematoma that would disappear. the radiologist is concerned it's more serious because gross has lost a lot of weight. gross is serving a a year sentence for providing internet equipment to the jewish community. angie goff is at the live desk with breaking news. >> the death toll is rising now. 40 people confirmed dead and 72 injured after a string of car bombings in syria's biggest city. the pictures of devastating, total destruction here, buildings reduced to nothing. this was in the main square in the government controlled city of allepo. triple car bombings are believed to to be the cause.
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government forces rule allepo right now and a mill tear club nearby is what some believe was the target of today's bombings. angie goff, news 4. 5:37 is our time. still to come, he's set to go on trial for a deadly accident, but the driver of the car says someone else is to blame for for this fiery crash. >> but first, a scary screene o the high seas. many of you you dealing with fog this morning as you head off to work. a live look at interstate 495 right now. we'll tell you what you can expect. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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interesting weather out there. >> in-deed. a beautiful scene there at the monument. at the surface, visibilities aren't too bad. but go up 40, 50 feet and you're in the thick fog. chantilly, drizzle and fog. near 80 there by early afternoon and all throughout the region hour by hour, a rapid warm up hitting the mid-80s by mid afternoon, feeling more like august in october with the humidity around and some sunshine. i'll be back in ten minutes with a look at big changeses on the way for the end of the week and the weekend. now a look at traffic. starting with the rails, still seeing minor delay brunswick east 870. metro, vre, not reporting delays at this time. checking bridges in our area, crossing over the american legion brenidge in both directis starting to get busy. no accidents. back to you.
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it is 5:42. video shows help chasing their victim down. straight ahead, the fallout for one of the men. plus what arnold schwarzenegger is saying to fans here
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welcome back. the trial begins today for the sole survivor of a fiery crash in chevy chase. richardson says he's not responsible for the crash that killed three teenagers. police say richardson was a passenger in a stolen car that crashed and burst into flames after a chase earlier this year. richardson has been charged with car theft, but maintains he's innocent. he's also filed a civil suit against police alleging officers are the ones really responsible for the crash. >> the video shows a pursuit being recklessly engaged this in
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officers. >> police say they followed standard law enforcement procedure. a jury finds a man guilty of chasing down and beating a teen earlier this year. yesterday a jury found 22-year-old tayshaun powell guilty of assault and robbery. prosecutors argued powell was in a group who chased down a teen back in april and brutally beat him. the video ended up on facebook and became a key piece of evidence, but also a source of dispute. >> the video shows clearly that this defendant, mr. powell, was the assailant, the main actor in this case. >> i feel like it's racial profiling. i did not see tayshaun hit nobody. he was not running up there. >> powell will be sentenced in december. he faces up to 25 years in prison. police in prince gornls county hope this video will help them solve a string of robberies.
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there were three robberies. each time the men came in early in the morning, tied up the employees and emptied the register. police are investigating whether foul play was involved in the disappearance of a 36-year-old mother. she's not been seen since august. court documents show she had a rocky relationship with her husband and she was charged with domestic assault earlier this year. a search of her husband's apartment turned up multiple guns and large amounts of ammunition. she was originally from russia and told police her husband assaulted her and threatened to have her deported. a man charged with hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk has a history of driving troubles. the 22-year-old was arrested for a dui after a crash. the victim from richmond remains in a coma. now we've learned that wills has been charged or cited in at least four other incidents in our area roads since march. they've ranged from speeding to reckless driving. this morning the washington
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humane society is asking for your donations to help a dog stabbed seven times. the 2-year-old shih tzu named cocoa was stabbed by her owner during a domestic dispute. she is recovering at a local animal hospital. the veterinarians say cocoa will need extensive rehab for her wounds. she's on a lot of medication to prevent infection and to ease the pain. cocoa's owner was arrested. his name has not been released. police say more charges could be filed. animal control had to remove 40 animals from a pasadena, maryland home in what it calls one of the most unique cases of animal hoarding ever. last nurse officers seized a pig, snakes, a skunk, turtle, even a gold fish. we saw some goats, too. investigators claim many of the animals did not have food or water. the owner, 21-year-old shane taylor, tells us he is not a hoarder and he denies that the animals were neglected. >> this is the lowest i've ever been in my life. for the size of the property
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that maybe there were too many animals. were they neglected? absolutely not. >> animal control says charges are pending. officers are now looking for rescue groups and foster homes to take care of those animals. jack evans is proposing a bill that would allow the private car service uber to operate in the district without having its fares regulated by the taxi commission. that's according to the washington examiner. the service features an app on your smart phone for ordering a car to pick you up. taxi drivers complain uber is taking business away from them. and d.c. council members want too much regulation. the taxi commission is also reviewing uber's operation, but it could be months before there are any changes. first lady michelle obama is opening up about what she may get the president for their 20th wedding anniversary. she stopped by the new steve harvey talk show, she talked about their milestone anniversary which is actually
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today. the first lady also discussed how hard the president is to shop for. >> every golf thing that you can imagine. so i had to really dig deep on it. >> let me tell you something. that's on the bucket list for me. to play golf with your husband. >> oh. i could give that to him as a gift. >> don't mess with me, i really want this. >> first lady also helped harvey answer an audience question during his ask steve segment. you can watch her appearance today at 2:00. you may want to give yourself some extra time to get to work this morning. a blanket of dense fog settled on much of the area early this morning. it's still heavy in some areas. here's a live look at the capitol which you can barely see. the fog is delaying the start of school for some in our viewing areas. kent county and queen ann public
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schools will be opening 90 minutes late because of the fog today. >> when you mix the fog with dark, you you can have some problems. will it start it on burn off once we get the sunrise? >> and it's walk to school day, too, so more students walking. so watch out for that. visibilities have been released. there's a live view of the washington monument and you can see that visibility is fine at the flag level, but go up about 100 feet and you're really in the thick fog. and there is washington in the distance. and you cannot make out the skyline because of the fog, but right there at the reagan national army, visibility not too bad. it's 72, though, mild and muggy morning. temperatures now at -- dew point at 70. so humidity is extremely high. visibility at reagan national right there at the run ways oig, it's about a third of a mile, so there may be arrival delays as well as in bwi or perhaps out of dulles. right now much of the area,
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visibilities are about a third of the mile, so not too bad. but the humidity is a bit higher on the eastern shore and that's why they have some of those school delays there in queen ann and kent counties. there temperatures in the low to mid-70s as well as right near the bay, but west, we're generally in the 60s most locations all the way into the mountains whereby the way, the autumn color is going to be at peak this weekend in western maryland, much of west virginia. we do have breaks in the clouds over the fog now. so once this fog does dissipate by mid to late morning, we ought to get some sunshine breaking out. but all through the morning next two or three hour, we'll be in the 60s to near 70. and then by noon, sun breaking out, humid and steamy. by then near 80. and then by midafternoon, the mid-80s. feeling like august in october. and humid. then tomorrow turning less humid, beautiful an, highs near 80. more of the same on friday with sunshine both thursday and bring. increasing clouds saturday. might get showers sunday morning
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and turning really autumn-like monday, tuesday next week. aim back in ten minutes. now a look at your first 4 traffic. and if you're traveling 295, bw parkway, as you make your way northbound at the beltway, had a report of a disabled vehicle. that quickly cleared. travel lanes are open on bw parkway. let's head over to 66. now, delays as you make your way east bound, you're slow past 234. in fact looking at about a two mile backup right now. inside the beltway 66, still seeing fog in some areas. here's a live look at glebe. drivers at about 45 miles per hour. back over to you. arnold schwarzenegger is opening up about his life, his political career and the scandal that cost him his marriage. the actor and former california governor was here in washington last night promoting his new memoir total recall. he took part in a question and answer session hosted by "washington post" live and later autographed copies of the book.
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schwarzenegger took blame for having an extramarital affair with his house keeper. a lot of fans at last night's event say they don't think that relationship should define who he is. >> because it's not all of who he is. as he said, he had 640 pages of his life and ten pages on that and that's what people are picking on. and i think he's done a lot of valuable movies and politics and made a lot of contributions. >> overall it doesn't change my view of him. i've always looked at him as an actor and i think that his personal life is his personal life however screwed up or not it is. that's his life. >> last night's signing at the hamilton was sold out. toys r us is offering a hot deal in time for the holiday shopping season. the company will match other stores' prices. just bring in a local competitor's ad showing that the item is available for less somewhere else. the price match guarantee is good now through christmas eve. the promotion is not good on items that are out of stock or items sold in limited quantities.
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target is trying to make it easier to shop this holiday season with a little help from your smart phone. >> target is betting shoppers will be using their smartphones to help find that perfect gift this holiday season. so starting october 14th, the retailer will feature 20 select toys at the front of the aisles and shoppers will be able to scan the code and have them shipped for free. target like other stores generateses most toy sales during the holidays. and american airlines is expanding the number of inspections of jets that could have seats that were improperly secured out of an abundance of cautionses. american found six planes where seats were coming loose due to clamps being improperly installed. american is set to resume contract talks with its pilots union and the union has agreed to delay releasing the results
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of a vote to authorize a strike for the time being. >> thanks so much. have a great day. well, we just started fall, but the white house is already trying to gear up for christmas. >> all right? it is time to select this year's white house christmas tree. this year the tree will hail from north carolina. this morning officials will visit peak farms to pick just the right tree, but it won't be harvested until late november. peak farms was named the 2012 national christmas tree association grand champion. contest winners have provided the official white house christmas tree since 1966. hard to find just the right tree. >> you do the real tree? >> oh, yeah. >> i've never had a christmas tree in my adult life, but i would -- >> you haven't? >> it's just me. i don't need a tree. that's work. just for me? >> you can get a fake one. some people actually -- >> we did fake when i was kid. >> we'll have to get you a tree this year. 5:57.
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